An incredibly lazy job of editing and frustratingly unreadable format cost me 77p. When I purchase a classic that I could read for free elsewhere, I really prefer that the majority of words are intact, not cut off at the end of every other line and chunks of text occasionally skipped altogether. Furthermore, unlike most kindle texts, I was unable to scroll through the text to highlight/use the dictionary etc. POOR. Yes, we're in a recession yet it's much more for the principle than the financial stretch of the 77p that I urge you to buy another edition.
I'll start off by saying that the theory behind this game is sound. Although the books themselves are out of copyright, allowing them to be read free and legally on the internet, in terms of convenience, it's great to be able to carry around so many novels. There are no problem with the books themselves, they are certainly classics and are common for a good reason - they're good! However, the makers of this game haven't quite thought through the reality: the people buying this are going to be those who are keen readers. They'll be used to long paragraphs and many pages or will be trying to gain a taste for them. Yet one of the most vital aspects - the font and layout - is not what… Read more
As a fervent follower of Darren Shan's books, I felt truly let down by the seventh instalment of the Demonata series. There was a distinct lack of the fast-paced, page-turning action and danger that the other six had so richly possessed and much of it was unfortunately slow, with a few brief exceptions. For the first time in all my years of reading Darren Shan novels, I had to make an effort to read what is usually 'unputdownable' work. It seemed like the whole book could have been easily condensed into a few chapters. After the dramatic ending to the previous book, I was looking forward to following Grubbs's story and, despite the partially refreshing change of narration, I felt… Read more